So Far Away — Peter Sprague Plays Carole King

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 7:00 PM (Pacific)
  • Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount

Event Details

San Diego-based guitarist, composer and producer Peter Sprague is loved and respected locally and worldwide. He has recorded numerous albums and continues to produce talented artists at Spragueland, his recording facility in Encinitas.

For this show, Peter and Company presents a sonic spin through the atmosphere that songwriter Carole King created. Her hits, including “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and “It’s Too Late,” take on a new hue with Peter’s jazz reimagining. Who would have thought that the young female songwriter working out of the Brill Building in the ’60s would continue to inspire and touch future generations of musicians? Join us for a night of classic songs jazzified as only the Leucadia Muso Mafia elegantly delivers.

The band includes Beth Ross Buckley on flute, Pamela Pendrell on vocals, Tripp Sprague on sax and flute, Danny Green on piano, Mack Leighton on bass, Duncan Moore on drums, and Peter Sprague on guitar.

About the Artist

Peter Sprague

Peter Sprague

Local San Diego guitarist Peter Sprague is known far and wide in the jazz and music community.  He is an award-winning guitarist, producer, arranger, teacher, mentor, collaborator and much more. He has been a guest artist on many records and performed and toured with Chick Corea, Hubert Laws, Dianne Reeves, David Benoit, Sergio Mendes and many others.  

Peter taught music at both California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. He continues to teach every summer at the annual UCSD Jazz Camp in La Jolla, CA.

Peter was involved with the legendary record label GRP Records on a number of projects. He arranged Chick Corea's song "Spain" for the GRP All-Star Big Band record and video. This performance featured Randy Brecker, Lee Ritenour, Dave Weckl, Ernie Watts among many other jazz legends. Peter was featured on David Benoit's GRP releases Letter To Evan and Shaken, Not Stirred. Also on GRP Records, Sprague played on Eric Marienthal’s recording One Touch featuring Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Alex Acuna, and Ivan Lins.